Crews undergo water rescue training in Narragansett

  • Source: WLNE-TV ABC 6 New Bedford
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

Preparing for an emergency at sea, that’s what the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and more than a dozen emergency crews across the state took part in Thursday morning — holding a marine response exercise where crews responded to a ferry vessel on fire with more than 50 people on board. Emergency training sessions like this are critical, emergency responders said, noting a water emergency is not like land emergencies. In a busy boating season, Teixeira added that the U.S. Coast Guard will respond to more than 150 water rescues across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts.


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